Isthmus of Panama

Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to Isthmus of Panama: Mariana Trench, Bering Strait
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for Isthmus of Panama

the isthmus that connects Central America and South America

References in periodicals archive ?
America, supplemented with the editor's discussion of the formation of the Isthmus of Panama and its impact on the evolution of the American mammal fauna.
Since 1970, Saul Malca, founder of Immobiliare, more recently together with son Joseph Malca, has helped build the skyline of Panama and has had the fortitude to complete several important residential commercial and hospitality Real Estate developments in the Isthmus of Panama.
From there he took the steamer North Star to the Isthmus of Panama.
That was when the artesian aquifer that is this water's source began forming--when the isthmus of Panama dramatically emerged form the ocean to form the narrow land bridge joining the North and South American continents.
A paleobiotic survey of Caribbean Faunas from Neogene of the Isthmus of Panama.
Back in 1698, it tried to colonize the Isthmus of Panama and have a world role; the attempt backfired and few years later Scotland signed to join the UK.
However, southeastern movement of ranges from the Pliocene to the Pleistocene may also be complicated by the influx of South American animals when the Isthmus of Panama was formed.
As Latin America struggles to become more competitive, the tiny isthmus of Panama stands out for its great ambitions but also for its epic backwardness.
1 million years ago, the Isthmus of Panama closed nearby, cutting off direct circulation between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
The fishes of North and Middle America: A descriptive catalogue of the species of fish-like vertebrates found in the waters of North America, north of the Isthmus of Panama.
Schemes advanced included using nuclear devices as substitutes for dynamite to blast huge holes in the ground--including stringing 125 atomic devices across the isthmus of Panama and setting them off to create the "Panatomic Canal;" utilizing radioactivity to zap food so it could seemingly be stored for years; building nuclear-powered airplanes (this didn't go far because of the weight of the lead shielding needed to protect the pilots)--and using the heat built up by the nuclear reaction to boil water to produce electricity.
Built between 1904 and 1914, the Panama Canal extends for 77 kilometres across the Isthmus of Panama in Central America, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and enabling ships to avoid the lengthy and treacherous route around Cape Horn at the southern tip of South America.
The Isthmus of Panama is only some 40 km wide at Colon, so Pacific specimens could have been transported to Colon from Panama City markets or the Pacific coast, even in those days.
Rodrigo de Bastidas, sailing westward from Venezuela in 1501 in search of gold, was the first European to explore the Isthmus of Panama.